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[stroh-bahy-luh] /stroʊˈbaɪ lə/
noun, plural strobilae
[stroh-bahy-lee] /stroʊˈbaɪ li/ (Show IPA).
the body of a tapeworm exclusive of the head and neck region.
Compare scolex.
the chain of segments of the larva of a jellyfish in the class Scyphozoa, each segment of which gives rise to a free-swimming medusa.
Origin of strobila
1835-45; < New Latin, orig. coined as a genus name < Greek strobī́lē a plug of lint shaped like a fir cone; see strobilus Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for strobila


noun (pl) -bilae (-bɪliː)
the body of a tapeworm, consisting of a string of similar segments (proglottides)
a less common name for scyphistoma
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek strobilē plug of lint twisted into a cone shape, from strobilos a fir cone
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strobila in Medicine

strobila stro·bi·la (strō-bī'lə)
n. pl. stro·bi·lae (-lē)
The segmented main body part of the adult tapeworm.

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